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Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Blah, blah, Blog.

OK. So the title could, according to some, just as easily apply to my own (or any) blog. But, I found one worthy of scornful note.

Fr. Paul Stanosz, Pastor of a parish in Franklin, WI, has started his own diatribes entitled The Church in Hospice.

Some initial observations about his drivel:

- Well Father, you do make yourself sound smart. But, long paragraphs and run-on sentences do not prove intelligence.
- Why is it that "researchers" get to present broad statements with no facts to back them up? Reminder good Father, anecdote is not analysis.
- By your academic guise of confidentiality and anonymity, are you not contributing to the culture of secrecy that you criticize?
- If you are so unhappy about everything in your life, why stay with it? With that much emotional baggage in your life, it is surprising that you chose sociology over psychology for your self-therapy. I guess you prefer to blame everyone else for your unhappiness.
- Last, but not least, if the references to celibacy were any more numerous, there would be no room for all the references to homosexuality. Come on Father...let's really talk about transference and/or repression!

A google search for references to Father Stanosz show some interesting efforts on his part:

Admittedly simplistic summary #1: Old seminaries made men gay, 1970's and 80's (close to home?) seminaries let them be gay, and modern seminarians still make them gay, but they just don't realize it yet.

Simplistic summary #2: Prayer is avoidance of sex. What then does the good Father consider sex itself?

After asking a few questions of someone in the know, I understand the Fr. Stanosz is a frequent presenter to our seminarians under the auspices of something called "spiritual formation." Given what I see in his own words, I have trouble seeing how he has a positive sense of spirituality or formation. There is a part of me that fears that his advice would comprise calling for a new 40 Hours service...also known as a weekend at a bath house.

Well, no surprise from St. Francis Seminary or the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.
In this regard, Fr. Stanosz might be correct, there should be great fear that these are dying institutions. Where he goes wrong is the insipid arrogance that he should be mindset of the solution. Hey pal, I can only guess, but I think you might be the opposite.

One last thing that should not come as a surprise...Fr. Stanosz is a member of the priests union. I wonder what he recommends for their next group activity?

Still hoping and praying...

Mike

4 Comments:

Blogger Dad29 said...

While I'm not sure I agree w/the premises of the Commonweal cite you provide, I like the conclusion: the Vatican is right.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006 12:34:00 PM  
Blogger Dad29 said...

...but...

TODAY'S Stanosz entry gets to where he wants to go.

See Dad29, or Hospitalized Priest...

Thursday, April 27, 2006 11:46:00 AM  
Blogger Dad29 said...

Heh.

Fr. Stanosz can not take the heat, so he closed off the kitchen--no comments allowed.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006 12:31:00 PM  
Blogger Brother Angelo Mary said...

Whether it's the olden days or now, we need to get at the root of these questions and figure out what's going on.

Saturday, May 20, 2006 4:52:00 PM  

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